Report: Kanye West Turned Down Spot on "American Idol"

Posted Tuesday August 20, 2013 11:59 PM GMT

In what could have been quite a treat for audiences, Kanye West reportedly turned down a judge's position on this season's "American Idol."

According to Us Weekly, the "New Slaves" rapper was offered the third spot on judge's table for the upcoming 13th season.

As for the reason, the source says "He didn't want to go that mainstream. He didn't want to lose any street cred. So he turned it down."

Eventually, producers decided on Dr. Luke, who will bring his own personality to the judge's table, alongside Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez.

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